HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 c1605W
Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will consult with the Dominions about setting up a Dominion Council consisting of the High Commissioners of the Dominions and India for the purpose of exchanging information at frequent intervals with members of the council and also securing their views and advice?

Mr. Attlee

As the House is aware, there is constant consultation between the United Kingdom and the Dominion Governments by all practicable channels, including both direct communications between Prime Minister and Prime Minister and Government and Government, and also consultations through Dominion High Commissioners in London and United Kingdom High Commissioners in Dominion capitals. I myself meet the Dominion High Commissioners in London daily. In the circumstances, I do not think that any advantage would be gained by pursuing the hon. Member's suggestion for the constitution of a formal council.